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March 2009

UFC 96 Preview Jackson Vs. Jardine

For the third time in as many years, the Ultimate Fighting Championship is headed back to Columbus, Ohio. Live from the Nationwide Arena on Saturday, March 7, UFC 96 looks to borrow a little bit of the Columbus MMA magic that made UFC 68…

Papa Roach

Jacoby Shaddix has never been in a fi stfi ght in his life, but the tattooed vocalist of Papa Roach and proud owner of several Tapout T-shirts is fascinated with mixed martial arts. As a matter of fact, when the rock quartet took breaks…

The Clock Is Ticking

Heavy arms swing backward, thick fi ngers almost brushing the fl oor. The athlete’s hips dip low, holding for a split second before rising explosively, heavy arms reversing course to propel 270 pounds of blood, muscle, and bone three…

Getting After It

After a month of diligent training at some of the top camps in the world, FIGHT! editor Donovan Craig steps through the ropes to make his MMA debut against the tough Ty Beeson at Tuff-N-uff in Las Vegas, Nevada. I. A Million Dollar Team,…

New Kid In Class

We’d like to introduce you to Logan Stanton, the newest addition to the UFC’s roster. When we found out we’d be seeing her regularly in the halls we just had to fi nd out more. Homeroom will never be the same. So…

Foundations

Towering above his competition on the three-tiered podium, he proudly celebrates with this priceless golden prize and a steady stream of tears. The countless hours of training and sacrifi ces are paid in full as Old Glory rises with the…

Straight As An Arrow

“There’s more than one way to skin a cat” So goes the saying as it pertains to the idea that there is more than one way to reach the same end. Perhaps nowhere is this adage more observable than on the main stage of mixed…

New Blood

Wilson Reis Name: Wilson Reis Professional Record: 6-0 Height: 5’4” Weight: 140 pounds Discipline: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Notable Wins: 6-0 Born in Brazil, Wilson Reis made the move to the United States years ago. He had…

Bellator Fighting Champions

With the rise in popularity of mixed martial arts, several upstart organizations have set up shop over the past few years in the hopes of putting on exciting fi ghts and raking in piles of dollar bills. Instead, most of those promotions…

Heist!

The crowd at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, cheered and clapped as “Lightning” Lee Murray strode to the podium. The British striker had submitted Jorge Rivera in the fi rst round at UFC 46: Supernatural,…

The How-To Guys of MMA Victory Belt

Everyone grows up eventually. After graduating college, Erich Krauss set out to live the life of a wandering writer in Spain, Morocco, Thailand, and South America while living on as little money as possible. But at thirty years old, Krauss…

You Always Remember Your…First Time

There are but a few major happenings in a man’s life. Falling in love. Getting married. The birth of your fi rst child. Your fi rst divorce. But the problem with those events is that they all normally happen before you turn 18. At…

3 To Shine In '09

The year 2008 was great, but 2009 will be fi ne … especially fi ne for three fi ghters who will have the opportunity to wrap some new bling around their waists. It wouldn’t surprise too many folks if Urijah Faber or Rampage…

Who Killed Kata?

Welcome to the 1930s black and white detective story in my mind: I’m sitting in my offi ce on a dark New York night. The camera pans across the outside of my dreary building, then up to my dimly lit window, as you hear a subway train…